Missing the mark…

April 29, 2021 Ontario Government Ontario Strengthens Security at Provincial Adult Correctional Facilities - New devices to help detect and prevent the use of cell phones within institutions What is noteworthy about this Ontario government … [Read more...]

Indigenous hunting rights…

April 24, 2021 Supreme Court of Canada – R vs Desautel - The Supreme Court of Canada rules that non-citizens and non-residents can claim an Aboriginal right under the Constitution. In what may be recognized as a significant and precedent … [Read more...]

Lessons…

March 16, 2021 Think Global Health.org – Ted Alcorn How Norway's Prisons Have Weathered a Pandemic - Its famously progressive correctional system is anomalous, but still has lessons for other countries Lots of justice people greatly admire … [Read more...]

MAID

Mar 12, 2021  Liberals, Bloc Quebecois join forces to pass revised assisted dying bill - MPs pass bill 180 to 149 with most Bloc, Liberal MPs in support The struggle in the House over the medical assist in dying has been focused recently on … [Read more...]

Sentences…

Mar 5, 2021  The Guardian (Manchester, UK) – Kate Allen The government is hell-bent on diluting the Human Rights Act. We must protect it Allen, the director of Amnesty International (UK) is of the opinion that human rights stand between … [Read more...]

House of Hate…

Mar 3, 2021 MacLean’s – Justin Ling Houses of hate: How Canada's prison system is broken - Dangerous, racist and falling apart. By nearly every metric, the nation's penal system is not just failing, it's making things worse. “In fact, by … [Read more...]

A star has passed…

Jan 22, 2021  Sheila Arthurs (1937-2021) The arc of justice may have slipped a notch this past week with the sudden death of Sheila Arthurs of Ottawa, long a restorative justice advocate and an active participant with Smart Justice Canada.  Born … [Read more...]

Death in custody…

Dec 16, 2020  CBC News – Shanifar Nasser Jail guards violated use-of-force policies in fatal restraint of Soleiman Faqiri, court documents suggest - Fired sergeant acknowledges combination of tactics posed ‘triple threat’ in cutting off air … [Read more...]

Indigenous rights…

Oct. 19, 2020  CBC News – Catherine Tunney Indigenous services minister calls raid on N.S. fishing facilities an 'assault' on Mi'kmaw people - Marc Miller calls on RCMP to keep the peace as Nova Scotia fishery dispute escalates The issue is the … [Read more...]

Far right…

Oct 4, 2020  CBC News – Mark Gollom  Trump's Proud Boys remark boosts far-right group's profile, including in Canada, experts say Canada has had repeated warnings about the growth of far-right and militarized groups to date.  It may surprise … [Read more...]